3 Pearl Options Every Bride
Should Know About
In keeping with themes of purity
and innocence, pearls are a conventional wedding accessory, both for the
bridal party and the bride herself. Lest that leave the bride-to-be feeling
deprived of creative options, the following list of pearl variations offers
a means of personalizing a long-time tradition.
Freshwater pearls are the most
common alternative to basic pearls and are famous for their diversity in
terms of size, shape and color. Perhaps the best feature of the freshwater
pearl is that it is quite accessible and so, despite its comparable beauty,
is less expensive than a saltwater pearl. Freshwater pearls are usually
polished to expose their colors and subtle metallic overtones and can be
found in every tone from slightly yellow to pink to glistening black. Dyeing
freshwater pearls is common practice and makes for consistent, striking
pieces to be included together on a single piece of jewelry.
Pearl Cluster Hoop Earrings
Keishi pearls are the most unusual pearl
you will see, due to their distinctive, uneven contours. Like the freshwater
pearl, they come in an assortment of shapes and sizes, but the Keishi pearl
is often flat or dimpled and rarely round, resulting in unique surfaces from
which to reflect the light. When strung together, Keishi Pearls combine to
create a line of exquisite texture and variety.
Gray Keishi Pearl Choker
A variety of the freshwater pearl,
the Coin Pearl looks just like its name Ė circular and flat like a disk, but
with rounded edges. Coin pearls make great pendants, earring drops and
bracelet charms. Like all pearls, the coin pearl can come in almost any
color, but is most often found in the classic white. We suggest flanking or
alternating the Coin Pearl with small, color-rich gemstones for a subtle
match to your wedding's color theme.
Smokey Topaz & Coin Pearl Bracelet